Mini Style Guide

An Introduction to Good Writing and Manuscript Presentation

Non-Fiction - Writing/Publishing
262 Pages
Reviewed on 09/19/2019
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Publishing a book can be a daunting task. Mini Style Guide: An Introduction to Good Writing and Manuscript Presentation by Denise O' Hagan is a handy manual which is a well organized and accessible resource for all writers and aspiring writers. This will give them insights into the concepts of good writing, including misused words, variant spelling, American and British English, the advantages of using plain English, along with other interesting tools related to writing. The book is divided into three parts; part one deals with Good Writing, part two is about Manuscript Presentation, and part three tackles topics related to Publishing Options.

I found the tips and techniques in the book useful and it will help all aspiring writers to hone their writing skills and improve their language while writing. The author's style of expressing her views is both simple and elegant, making it easy for readers to incorporate the tips suggested while writing. The book can also be used as a reference by all writers and gives good editorial advice to help them before they get their work published. The English language has many rules and this book is useful when it comes to honing one's writing skills and understanding the language better. The book gives a better understanding of writing and using language accurately. The author speaks about the topic methodically and extensively, helping writers and aspiring writers when it comes to writing and publishing their book successfully.